Tom Thornton is a real estate broker [http://www.tomsellsaustinrealestate.com]for Realty Austin and a freelance writer. Tom lives in the Southwest Austin areawith his wife and two daughters, and has recent bylines at Eater,TexasMonthly.com, Austinist, Food Republic, and Austin Way. He is a board memberof both the Austin Food & Wine Alliance and the Oak Hill Elementary PTA. He hasinterviewed musicians such as Snow Patrol, Spoon, Hot Chip, and Crowded Houseand actors such as Will Ferrell and Aziz Ansari. Tom has been interviewed as afeatured real estate expert in The New York Times and on KLBJ's "Real EstateRadio" and as an "Austin culture expert" by BBC Radio 2, The Wall StreetJournal, MTV.com, KUT, 101X FM, and News 8 Austin. He is an avid traveler whohas visited 29 countries.